Cranaleith Programs

Cranaleith is a treasure! I have been a long-time supporter, volunteer, former Board member, and frequent program presenter at this retreat and education center in Northeast Philadelphia. The center is nestled into a gracious 11 acres anchored by a historic original home that once hosted Susan B. Anthony and the suffragists. A sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy, Cranaleith has welcomed and served over 50,000 guests since it opened in 1998.  It offers non-denominational program offerings, meeting space, and a spirit-rekindling environment of hospitality, respect and trust. The welcoming vibe is wonderful and the food is terrific. It's a great place to plan a meeting or team retreat!

Cranaleith offers many creative programs. I and other professional colleagues donate our time to support Master Seminars and Work and Spirit Days.  For a full overview of Cranaleith's offerings, go to its website,


Master Seminar: The Dynamics of Leadership, Planning and Change for NonProfit Leaders

Advanced Professional Development  (Dates set as demand requires)

  • Understanding the psychodynamics of roles, boundaries, power and authority in nonprofit systems

  • Effective leadership under conditions of constant change

  • Psychological  capacity for “holding the whole”

  • Methods of strategic planning and decision making

This seminar is designed for persons holding leadership or managerial responsibility in nonprofit organizations, including Board roles. Over 100 leaders have attended in the past 6 years; their feedback is consistently positive. The May 2019 session has been sponsored by a regional foundation for the advanced education of its grantees. For information on how your organization can sponsor a Master Seminar, please contact Cranaleith.

“Superb – I’m hoping every one of my team members has the opportunity to attend.”

“Excellent seminar, one of the best I have ever attended. It fed and renewed my spirit and expanded my knowledge.” 

“The participants are in high-profile positions and they show courage, passion and vision for their work. Their wisdom adds to the experience.”

Presenter: Marisa Guerin, PhD

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